Phakomatoses. Part I: Neurofibromatosis type 1: Common and uncommon neuroimaging findings

Scott H. Faro, Sean N. Higginson, B. S.Robert Koenigsberg, Cheryce M. Poon, John P. Swidryk, Feroze B. Mohammed, Robert A. Zimmerman, Cheng Y. Chen

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Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1) belongs to a family of diseases named phakomatoses, which are characterized by congenital malformations of ectodermal structures. Neurofibromatosis type I affects 1 in 3000 people, and has a diverse clinical presentation as well as an array of imaging findings. In this article the authors review the various neuroimaging findings present in NF-1, including abnormalities of the parenchyma, meninges, vessels, and associated neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-146
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000


  • Astrocytoma
  • Dysplasia
  • Glioma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis- 1
  • Phakomatoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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